Wilbanks, Philip Duwayne Philip Wilbanks, 68, of Wylie, Texas went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Philip was born in McKinney, Texas on January 16, 1946. His parents are the late Arnold Duwayne Wilbanks and Mary Frances Decker Wilbanks. Philip graduated from Kimball High School in 1964. He joined the United States Army where he served from 1965 - 1966. After leaving the Army, Philip enrolled at North Texas State University in September 1967. It was there he met his future wife Kathy. They married in 1968. Philip graduated from North Texas in 1972 with a Bachelor of Education and he received his Master of Education in Public School Administration in 1976. Philip began teaching Industrial Arts in the Plano School District. He taught at Wilson Middle School, Haggard Middle School, Vines High School and Armstrong Middle School. In 1980 he began coaching and teaching Industrial Arts and Math in the Wylie School District. In 1997, Philip began teaching at Rowlett High School. He retired from Farmersville High School in 2004 after teaching Math there for 5 years. But Philip didn't stop teaching after his retirement. He substituted at Akin and Hartman Elementary Schools in Wylie for several years. It didn't matter where or what he was teaching, he loved his students and his students loved him. Philip is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathy Wilbanks of Wylie, Texas; daughter, Leslie Wilbanks of Allen, Texas, brother David Wilbanks and his wife, Jennifer of Denison, Texas; sisters, Marie Kilpatrick and husband Tim of Memphis, Tennessee and Gayla Roth and husband Van of Whitewright, Texas. Philip is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Wylie from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services for Philip will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wylie, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dr. A. L. Draper will officiate the service. Burial follows at the Wylie Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home, 508 Masters Avenue, Wylie, Texas 75098. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Samaritan Purse at the First Baptist Church of Wylie.
Allen Funeral Home
508 Masters Ave Wylie, TX 75098
Published in Dallas Morning News on July 29, 2014